Your 45th wedding anniversary gift needs to be special, 45 years married is a huge milestone and needs to be celebrated in style!
Your 45th is traditionally celebrated with sapphire, a great gift that symbolizes truth, sincerity, and faithfulness, a perfect match with 45 years. It's not surprising that the modern list also has sapphire as its symbol.
The most obvious is jewellery, for ladies sapphire rings, necklaces, earrings and for men sapphire cufflinks, tie pins or rings.
For those with a sense of adventure a trip to where sapphires come from; Australia, Cambodia, China, Madagasca, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Tansania, USA, or Vietnam.
Not everyone wants real sapphires, they are expensive and so we have come up with some alternatives that still stick to the theme.
Sapphire blue glass ornaments and glassware.
A beautiful blue frame or photo album full of great family photos.
Rich blue throw or cover for a chair or bed.
A blue anniversary gift basket filled with blue gifts; blueberry muffins or blue flowers or blue bath oils or all of the presents wrapped in blue gift wrap.
Movies from the year of marriage or an album.
Vintage wines from the year in a gift box or a bottle of Bombay Sapphire.
A personal gift of something that is wanted or needed with a blue twist will make a perfect anniversary gift.
Most of the big anniversaries have a flower associated with them, but not your 45th! Not sure why this has been left out but that means you can be more creative and use the flowers you love and ones that are sapphire blue too! You could even have a bouquet of 45 flowers.